"Merrill Singer has astutely described why health problems
should not be seen in isolation, but rather in the context of other
diseases and the social and economic inequities that fuel them. An
important read for public health and social scientists."
?Michael H. Merson, director, Duke Global Health Institute
"Not only does this book provide a persuasive theoretical
biosocial model of syndemics, but it also illustrates the model
with a wide variety of fascinating historical and contemporary
?Peter J. Brown, professor of Anthropology and Global Health and director, Center for Health, Culture, and Society, Emory University
"The concept of syndemics is Singer's most important
contribution to critical medical anthropology as it interfaces with
an ecosocial approach to epidemiology."
?Mark Nichter, Regents Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona
"Merrill Singer offers the public the most comprehensive work
ever written on this key area of research and policy making."
?Francisco I. Bastos, chairman of the graduate studies on epidemiology, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz
"Exquisitely describes how this new approach is a critical tool
that brings together veterinary, medical, and social sciences to
solve emerging infectious and non-infectious diseases of today's
?Bonnie Buntain, MS, DVM, diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
"For too long the great integrative perspectives on modern
biomedicine and public health disease ecology and social
medicine-have remained more or less separate. In this innovative
and provocative book, Merrill Singer develops a valuable synthesis
that will reshape the way we think about health and disease."
?Warwick H. Anderson, MD, PhD, professorial research fellow, Department of History and Centre for Values, Ethics, and the Law in Medicine, University of Sidney